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Friday, Feb 24, 2017, 5pm DEADLINE

Occidental Sewage to Guerneville via Bohemian Hwy
PUBLIC COMMENTS

The period for public comment has been extended until February 24, 2017.

The proposed plan is to solve Occidental's sewage problems by expanding and enlarging the transfer pump station at Riverside Drive and Route 116 in Guerneville and truck 17,000 gallons of sewage per day to this new facility.

The impact upon Villa Grande and Monte Rio will be traffic and road maintenance issues raised by 5 to 15 4,000 gallon, 20-foot-long pumper trucks slowly running back and forth from Occidental to Guerneville on Bohemian Highway. Neighbors near the proposed pump station in Guerneville have also been also expressing their concern with the noise and odor of the pumper trucks being emptied.

Alternative suggestions which may be addressed include the transfer of the sewage to the Graton sewage facility which is closer to Occidental than Guerneville or to the Sonoma Airport sewage treatment facility via an alternate route to that of Bohemian Highway.

Comments regarding this issue may be written to Jeff Church, Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, email: jchurch@scwa.ca.gov. Copies should also be sent to Lynda Hopkins, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, email: Lynda.hopkins@sonoma-county.org.
Project pdf documents here.
Recent Guerneville sewage spills article here.

SonomaCoWater Agency webpage.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017,12-2pm
Monte Rio Spring Celebration

Monte Rio Spring Celebration
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Hwy 116

Click here for a 12mb (13"x19" max print size) pdf flier to print and share!
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PRESERVE THE RUSSIAN RIVER CORRIDOR IN DISTRICT 5!
welcome to monte rio

The Board of Supervisors is still encouraging vacation rentals with inflated day & night occupancy allowances to block emergency vehicle access on dodgy narrow roads in Monte Rio and to overload septics.

If a resident wants to apply for a vacation rental exclusion zone for their road based on topography and/or public safety, the application fee is $8,400.

Occupancy for vacation rentals is being based on number of bedrooms, not capacity of the septic system/cesspool. Permit applicants are allowed to hire their own contractor to verify unit compatibilty. The nearest example to my home: A two-bedroom home is permitted for 6 overnight guests and an additional 6 daytime guests (who shower after swimming in the river and soaking in the ubiquitous hot tub). That's 12 people using a 750gal. septic. The PRMD's own Well & Septic Department advises no more than 2 occupants for a 750gal. septic. Daily load on a tank this size should be no more than 300 gal.

Support sensible changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance and PRMD enforcement!
(These concerns (and more), were brought to Efren Carrillo's attention prior to the Board of Supervisor's April 2016 vote on changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance. Our concerns were not addressed.)

Order your 'Welcome to Monte Rio' apparel at the link to the right.
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The Next Generation of:
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
SEND IN THE CLOWNS!


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TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS
FOR MONTE RIO & PATERSON POINT:

toxic algae russian river

Click here for weekly reports.

Monte Rio is a town with approximately 1,058 residents and is 1.90 square miles in size.

It is considered to be lower middle class. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.




 
 
WELCOME TO
MONTE RIO
VACATION RENTAL CLUSTERF*CK
WE'RE ALL MAD.

Click on t-shirt, below, for enlargement..
monte rio t-shirt

ORDER T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS & HOODIES HERE!

Show your support for a Sonoma County PRMD policy change to base vacation rental day & night occupancy allowances on SEPTIC DAILY LOAD CAPACITY, NOT number of bedrooms.

100% of profits will go to the Russian Riverkeeper to support their continued efforts of protecting the Russian River Watershed!

 
5th District Supervisor
Lynda Hopkins
Lynda Hopkins

Click on photo to visit her website
 
Monte Rio Central is the Free Online Community Directory and Resource Finder!
(Best physical bulletin boards are in the window of Bartlett's Market on Main St @ Moscow Rd. and at the Monte Rio Post Office)
Submissions can be made via the contact link in the menu.



DUTCH BILL CREEK



William "Dutch Bill" Howard (born 1823) was a Danish seaman who jumped ship at San Francisco Bay in 1849 and started a new life as a homesteader near the source of this creek.

In the 1870s, the North Pacific Coast Railroad was built through the valley. In return for donating right-of-way to the railroad, Howard received a lifetime railway pass and got a station named after him.

Join the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed listserve group.

 
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Pacific Wren